Maplesoft has announced a new release of MapleMBSE, the software that enables companies to employ a Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) process within their design projects without requiring every stakeholder on the project to be an expert in complex MBSE tools. The latest release, MapleMBSE 2020, is claimed to offer improved workflow for creating and documenting models.
MapleMBSE provides a streamlined, Excel®-based interface to the systems model with task-specific views for editing the model directly, thereby ensuring consistent information and knowledge sharing across the design group. The familiar Excel interface enables subject matter experts to obtain and analyze the information they need to make decisions, and to feed the results back into the model.
By eliminating the need to funnel everything through a small number of systems engineering tool experts, MapleMBSE democratizes the engineering process and significantly reduces the overhead, time, and errors that typically come with using a standard systems engineering tool. The new release provides more flexibility in working with the model, including the ability to view and edit previous revisions of the model easily to support experimentation and ‘what if’ scenarios, to revert changes and return to a previous state, and to create, view, and modify documentation for model elements for improved transparency and traceablity. In addition, improved performance means the time to load a MapleMBSE model has been significantly reduced.
“Most project stakeholders aren’t trained to use complex MBSE tools, nor should they have to be. In the past, true stakeholder involvement has been very difficult to achieve, and yet it is vital to the success of the project and the organization. With MapleMBSE, it is easy for all stakeholders to contribute to the systems engineering process,” says Paul Goossens, Vice President of MBSE Solutions at Maplesoft. “This new release further improves the workflow to support efficient and effective model development and communication.”
In addition to connectivity with Teamwork Cloud from No Magic, which allows customers to seamlessly access models created in a number of different tools, including MapleMBSE, MagicDraw, and Cameo Systems Modeler, the new release also has ability to integrate MapleMBSE with the latest release of IBM Rational Rhapsody, as well as other SysML-based tools.
MapleMBSE customers include Nissan, Honda, NASA JPL, Sandia Laboratories, and Lockheed-Martin Space Systems.